Mary A . Bisi - Johnson

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The influence of the microsporidium Edhazardia aedis (Kudo) on the survival and reproduction of its mosquito host, Aedes aegypti (L.), was studied in the laboratory. Survival, fecundity, egg hatch, and percentage of emergence for 4 gonotrophic cycles were compared for control and infected mosquitoes. Control females oviposited an average of 123.1 eggs over(More)
Branhamella (Neisseria) catarrhalis was identified as a probable respiratory tract pathogen in seven patients, four with pneumonia and three with bronchitis. Five of the B. catarrhalis isolates produced beta-lactamase. Production of beta-lactamase correlated with penicillin resistance by the standardized disk diffusion method and also with high minimal(More)
Edhazardia aedis was transmitted horizontally to its natural host, Aedes aegypti, and to 6 alternate hosts: Ae. albopictus, Ae. triseriatus, Ae. taeniorhynchus, Anopheles quadrimaculatus, Orthopodomyia signifera and Toxorhynchites rutilus rutilus. The microsporidium produced both binucleate and uninucleate spores in all susceptible hosts. Transovarial(More)
Nine species of mosquitoes and several species of non-target aquatic organisms were tested for susceptibility to the mernaithid nematode, Strelkovimermis spiculatus. All species of Anopheles, Aedes, Culex, and Toxorhynchites exposed to S. spiculatus were susceptible. Of the nine mosquito species tested, C. pipiens quinquefasciatus had the greatest tolerance(More)
The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) has become a problem of enormous clinical importance in the United States. This article describes the major clinical syndromes in adults with AIDS and offers approaches to their evaluation and treatment.
The follow up of infants who were exposed to adverse perinatal events is an important component of perinatal audit. We need to know whether the changes in perinatal care that have undoubtedly resulted in their improved survival have altered the incidence of impairments in their long term health, growth, or neurodevelopmental state. Moreover, recent(More)
A recent resurgence in the United States of popular interest in the cervical cap has prompted reexamination of its safety and effectiveness as a contraceptive device. Despite widespread use in Europe, few studies are available for evaluation of this non-hormonal, non-invasive barrier method of contraception. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration classified(More)
A clinical librarian program was developed for the Family Practice Inpatient Service at the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center. Objectives of this special service were: (1) to provide relevant articles and other printed resources relating to patient care problems; (2) to alert the team to library resources; (3) to assist the attending physicians(More)